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This story had such promise. At first, I thought that Darcy and Colonel Richard Fitzwiliam might take part in an adventure, but the story quickly took a turn for the worst introducing a set of self-obsessed set of characters--Lady Aimée de Bourbon and her father. I understand that a dowry was of the utmost importance then, but the mystery of its disappearance left me wanting. I'm not typically the sort that predicts the outcome of a mystery correctly, but in this case, it was really obvious. Overall, I found the story pretentious and hard to get into, both because of the plot line and because of the narration.
Stevie Zimmerman provides lovely voices to the Darcy's and most characters, but the damsels in distress are given especially obnoxious voices. They are nearly grating. In this story, Lady Aimée de Bourbon is that character. She's such a big part of the story, hence it was really hard to bear which made such a short book seem endless.
I'm glad I powered through it ,though. If only because Ayre Bray presented the Darcy's with such candor.